Comments on: Rachel Carson Sense of Water Contest 2012 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/ The EPA Blog Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:24:21 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Steven Earl Salmony http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22805 Thu, 27 Sep 2012 15:23:01 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22805 Rachel Carson was correct years ago, I suppose, when noting,
“We stand now where two roads diverge…… The road we have long been traveling is deceptively easy, a smooth superhighway on which we progress with great speed, but at its end lies disaster. The other fork of the road-the one “less traveled by”-offers our last, our only chance to reach a destination that assures the preservation of the earth.” I fear we will not choose to take ‘the other fork of the road’ until it is too late to make a difference that makes a difference for the future.

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By: Kathy Sykes http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22804 Sat, 11 Feb 2012 12:29:02 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22804 Beautiful.

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By: Kathy Sykes http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22803 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 14:09:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22803 Well said. The sea and waterbodies must be filled with many of our best memories.

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By: Rita http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22802 Thu, 09 Feb 2012 03:09:51 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22802 This contest appeals to me for several reasons: I love Rachel Carson and her writings and I am equally fond of the sea. My most memorable vacations involved visits to islands or the shores of other countries. There is something magical about water and the abundant life that it contains. If we can move beyond looking at water as just part of the landscape and realize what an essential resource it is. Perhaps this contest gives parents and grandparents an opportunity to share the interrelationship of water and life itself. With growing population and increasing pollution, their lives depend on their stewardship of water.

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By: paola rizzo http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22801 Wed, 08 Feb 2012 21:24:18 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22801 I grew up by the sea. My first kiss, first time I drank too much wine, first time I cried because my dog had died. Everything happened by the sea. We would begin the day by checking the ocean mood. And this was the last thing we did at the end of the day.
I moved a lot after. But I have always been happier when I lived in cities by the water. If not the ocean, a river, a lake would be good enough. There is something about it that makes your emotions flow more…fluidly.
And this is not surprising….we are after all mostly made of water!

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By: Alexander http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22800 Wed, 08 Feb 2012 18:47:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22800 This name “The Sense of Water” is very right, I think. I felt the sense of water once in mountains. I heard the purl of water under the dry small stones, where flows unvisible stream.

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By: Kathy Sykes http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22799 Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:34:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22799 Thank you for your comments. This contest is a great opportunity to bring the generations together to time and appreciate our precious resource water and create something for others to enjoy.

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By: Cory Merriman http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22798 Wed, 08 Feb 2012 15:28:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22798 One of my favorit memories of water was when I was in the Smoky Mountains. I was hiking with a group of friends. We came across a mountain stream that had some deep sections in it with a few boulders just asking to be jumped off of. We couldn’t resist even though the water was frigid. Once we got in it was exhilarating! Everything got brighter and more happy. A few short minutes before we had all been hot, trudging up and down sides of mountains. The water gave us new life and made us notice just how beautiful our surroundings really were.

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By: Steve Vetzner http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/02/rachel-carson-sense-of-water-contest-2012/#comment-22797 Tue, 07 Feb 2012 21:30:11 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=12335#comment-22797 I think this is a wonderful contest that promotes creativity and an appreciation of our environment and the need to protect it for future generations.

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